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What is a vaginal prolapse and can it be fixed?

Let’s start with what is a prolapse? A vaginal prolapse might also be called a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or in more medical terms a cystocoele, uterocoele or rectocoele. A prolapse is where one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus or bowel) drops lower down in the pelvis and creates a bulge into […]

When can I return to running after having a baby?

Running After Having a Baby?

This is a question we hear often at Total Physiotherapy and the answer is that the timeline for postpartum women to return to running looks different for everyone. Evidence on returning to running after having a baby The latest evidence on returning to running outlines several components that should be considered when assessing a woman’s […]

Tummy Time Tips

Tummy time tips

Tummy time is a great position for babies to help with motor development, strengthen their muscles and protect their head shape. What is tummy time? Tummy time refers to the position of placing your baby on their stomach when they are awake and supervised. It is recommended to perform 30min of tummy time per day. […]

Does your child have scoliosis?

Scoliosis

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is defined as curvature of the spine over 10 degrees, most commonly present in adolescent girls. There are a few types but the most common is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).While most cases are mild, some can be severe, and all cases should have a baseline assessment. How is scoliosis detected? AIS is […]

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck? Each December, just when it seems the practice may become a little quieter, we receive an influx of people with neck pain that we have come to term “Christmas neck”. Sound familiar? It is a condition precipitated by frequent trips to the shops carrying far too many parcels,…

Do you have persistent or chronic pelvic pain?

pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is not a disease or condition on its own but really an umbrella term to describe pain anywhere between the belly button and the upper thighs both on the surface and the “inside” (bladder, uterus, ovaries, rectum, genitals). It is called persistent or chronic if it has been present (continuously or intermittently) for longer than 6 months.

Typical Gross Motor Development for 3-4 Year Olds

gross motor skills

As children grow and develop, their gross motor skills play a crucial role in their overall physical abilities. Gross motor skills involve the use of larger muscle
groups to perform movements like running, jumping, and climbing.

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